Reporter , Civil Society Media Ltd from May 2011
Kirsty joined Civil Society Media in May as a reporter after completing a journalism course at Kingston University.
She has a degree in history from Swansea University where she ran a painting and decorating project helping vulnerable adults for Discovery Student Volunteering. She also lived in France for six months and speaks fluent French.
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The Charity Commission has said it is "engaged with the trustees" at BeatBullying Group to assess whether there are any “issues of regulatory concern”, and ITV has said is taking legal advice over the way the money it from its Text Santa appeal was used.
There needs to be a rebalancing of the relationship between the voluntary sector and government, shadow minister for civil society Lisa Nandy said today.
The new minister for civil society Rob Wilson outlined his four priorities for the voluntary sector, including ensuring the government supports small charities as much as large ones, in a speech yesterday.
So B&B operators cannot refuse gay couples a bed in their own home yet banks can assume muslim organisations might be laundering money for terrorists without any criminal act being proved. Its a strange world.
Islamic Relief Worldwide has seen its income drop from £100m in 2012 to
£82m in 2013, according to the charity’s annual accounts.
Blackbaud has launched its online giving platform, everydayhero, for fundraisers in the UK in a bid to give its 350 Heroix users access to a wider pool of fundraisers.
Only 15 per cent of applications to a Nesta fund to invest in innovations to help older people, children and communities, came from charities and no charity has received money from the fund yet.
The Charity Retail Association has appointed Martin Blackwell, who is currently chief executive of the Association of Town and City Management, to succeed Warren Alexander at the helm of the organisation.